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YPFP DC: How to Write and Place Op-Eds
How to Write and Place Op-Eds
A Workshop Conducted by Anya Shmemann
An op-ed is a valuable and effective way to communicate your point of view. How can you increase the chances of getting your op-ed published? This op-ed workshop aims to teach participants how to write persuasive and successful opinion pieces and how to get them placed in top media outlets.
Participants will learn how to write, polish, and pitch an op-ed.
What is an op-ed?
Part I surveys the editorial and op-ed pages and discusses online and print venues.
How do you write an op-ed?
Part II presents the format of an op-ed and shares tips for success. Specific Dos and Don’ts are discussed.
How do you publish an op-ed?
Part III discusses strategies for shopping and placing an op-ed.
Anya Schmemann is director of the Task Force Program and director of editorial strategy in the Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, Anya was CFR’s director of Communications. She formerly managed communications at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School. Earlier, she was a project manager at the EastWest Institute in New York City and was assistant director of CFR’s Center for Preventive Action. Anya received a BA in Government and an MA in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies from Harvard University.
December 6, 2012 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm